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Fame to InfamyRace, Sport, and the Fall from Grace$
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David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737516

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.001.0001

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Mortgaging Michael Jordan’s Reputation

Mortgaging Michael Jordan’s Reputation

(p.122) Mortgaging Michael Jordan’s Reputation
Fame to Infamy

Jeffrey Lane

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the impacts of the issues that Michael Jordan has faced after retiring for the third time. It points out that Jordan’s image took the National Basketball Association (NBA) by storm and it can be said that the world was tuning in to NBA largely because of him. It also points out that Jordan’s success is not without stain, as there were criticisms leveled at his reputation: his political neutrality toward race relations; political sterility; his abandonment of the black community; and his behavior as a ruthless capitalist.

Keywords:   basketball, National Basketball Association, Michael Jordan, reputation, race relations, political sterility, black community

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